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April 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm


Law Lessons from MICHAEL CHIARELLA VS. BETH CHIARELLA, App. Div., A-5813-10T4, April 15, 2013:

When reviewing separation agreements, courts generally favor them

as a peaceful means of terminating marital strife and discord so long as they are not against public policy. Although we recognize that incorporation of a PSA into a divorce decree does not render it immutable, nor its terms solely governed by contract law, nevertheless, if found to be fair and just, it is specifically enforceable in equity.

[N.H. v. H.H., 418 N.J. Super. 262, 279-280 (App. Div. 2011).]



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